Dear Stillson Families,
We still have a little bit of winter to go. With that being said, it is important for our students to continue to follow our winter playground expectations. The top priorities at this time of the year are to continue to wear all of the winter clothes needed (yes, it does include snow pants) and to remember that we roll and carry snow. In other words, we can make snow forts and snowmen, but we do not throw snow/ice balls.
In February, the Middle School principal, guidance counselor, and music teachers came to visit our 5th graders. It helped to answer questions and prepare them for registration night at the Middle School. We had Battle of the Books for the first time at Stillson. The students were asked to read specific books and answer questions about the books together as a team. We also had our 2nd trimester celebration. The students wrote down 3 Be expectations which you will see around the LMC, played outdoor games, and enjoyed some hot chocolate. The students have challenged themselves to follow our expectations and get fewer Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs) during 3rd trimester
Second trimester ends on March 8th and report cards will be going home the following week. I hope that you received valuable information from your child(ren)’s teachers during conferences this 2nd trimester. Here are some reading practice ideas that can be done for students of any age for fun at home: leave them notes about good behavior; write reminders for them to complete a task; tell them a riddle or joke; and leave them notes about a fun activity coming up. Put the notes in unique places….on their pillow, in their lunch bag, by their toys, or taped to a door. I think that they would definitely enjoy discovering the notes and reading them aloud. They might even write something back to you!
Sincerely yours in Stillson Success,
Mrs. Carol Wilczek
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”